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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good morning. i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. cheryl jennings is off. michaela garecht in hayward was taken in 1988 when she was nine. police are testing a bone fragment fond in a mass grave used by infamous murderers. >> reporter: police tell me they are feeling guarded. they've been looking for this girl for 24 years, they've had leads before but they feel like they owe it to michaela and her family to find out what happened to her. now her family is waiting to hear news from a crime lab. sharon had a feeling for the
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past month that something was about to happen. she predicted on her blog last year that her daughter would be found in 2012. she was still shocked to hear the investigation has recently focused on the speed freak killers. >> his victims were primarily adults and michaela was a child so i tended to dismiss it i ignored that investigation all along. >> reporter: monday she go the call that a bone found at the site where wesley shermantine and loren herzog buried their victims is a child's bone police are getting it tested to see if it belongs to michaela garecht. >> if this is michaela, it breaks my heart she is laying in that place all this time. >> reporter: she was 8 when she and a friend went for snacks a man grabbed her and drove away with her she hasn't been seen since 1988. the family weeks away from
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getting results back that could answer questions. >> i don't know. i'm hoping that it will come to a conclusion and i kind of hope it isn't her. but i would like to find out what happened to her before i die. >> reporter: if this is michaela her family has decided not to bury or cremate. >> michaela has been alone in that place all this time we should bring her home and keep her home with the family i am >> reporter: sharon tells me she doesn't always answer the phone but she is now as she anxiously waits for the call from that crime lab to find out if this bone belongs to michaela. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. main road in east contra costa county roped after major injury crash brought traffic to a standstill. the five-vehicle accident happened this morning on basco between walnut and camino diablo this is how it looked, five people were hurt. one suffered major injuries.
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the cause of the crash is under investigation. detectives investigating the murder of a hercules woman are in seattle to interview a couple arrested in a west coast crime spree. detectives are questioning 25-year-old tonya washington and her husband 24-year-old darnell washington. they were arrested yesterday morning driving the car belonging to 55-year-old susie ko, she was found stabbed to death had her home. washingtons wanted in a southern california jail-break and nonfatal shooting of an l.a. county sherry's deputy. the two vice presidential candidates in kentucky making final preparations for a showdown that is more important after last week's presidential debate. katie marzullo with a new poll. >> reporter: according to rasmussen polling voters are attaching less importance to tonight's debate compared to the one four years ago but
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they think ryan will do more to help his running mate than joe biden. vice president biden touched down in kentucky this morning. he's been going about business as usual and playing his cards close to his vest. >> what eye been doing mostly is -- what i've been doing mostly, is studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> reporter: congressman ryan arrived last night. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on many >> reporter: democrats the morning building up biden. >> he is who he is. i'm hoping that comes on tonight i think the person public will see a guy who is par mit. >> reporter: he's pressure since -- since president obama fell flat in his debate only 34% of voters have faith biden will beat ryan, 40% believe
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ryan will take the win which lease some republicans managing expectations. >> he's always hit the ball out of the park. this is his first time joe biden has been doing this since the 1800s. he will do a solid job. >> reporter: biden's last vice president debate four years ago against sarah palin was the most watched vice presidential debate in history. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> you can see the vice presidential debate tonight at 6 p.m.. after that the new drama "last resort." followed by jeopardy at 9:00, we'll of fortune at 9:30. 10 special presentation of what would you do followed by abc7 news at 11. in ohio the giants and reds are trying to get on the scoreboard in what will be someone's last game of the season. top of the 4th now the score is tide at zip. giants' fans who can have their eyes glued to a tv
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screen and fingers crossed rooting for a giants win and chance at the pennant. terry mcsweeney is hanging out with the fans at at&t park. any nerves? >> reporter: major nerves. i'm at the public house an aftered to at&t. the only difference ing here and at the ball bark is there is only a couple hundred people maybe 300 as posed to 42,000 at the ballpark but they are hanging on every pitch. listen to this. that was the reaction when i told them eric thomas was paying for drinks, they were very pleased. i'm kidding. it was a first inning single. this is a drink to be enjoying it with the game, the gos along with this season that could have been over already but no the people i spoke with are grateful for that.
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>> i'm going to run around and wave my flag, giants! >> reporter: if they lose? >> if they lose, much love. >> reporter: what if the giants win? >> that's great. >> reporter: what if the giants lose? >> that's still fine we played a good season had a good run so far. >> reporter: you have a good attitude. >> i'm a positive guy. >> reporter: that woman there, that's consuelo crosby from oakland. what you just saw her do she puts the heebie-jeebies on the screen. as she did the giants got an out in the first inning. now in the 4th, giants have a runner on. this place has been filling consistently since we got here 8:00 in the morning it opens 10:00. full house, hanging on every pitch many one more pip, --
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one more pitch. that was reaction to ball three. imagine what is going to happen when the giants score. wayne freed pan is here having a soft drink at the bar. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. -- >> can you spot me those drinks and i'll pay you back sometime soon? meantime a's fans want to get to the coliseum early tonigh oakland detroit in the final game of their series 6:30. warriors will play an exhibition game at the arena, bagging will be scarce. think about mass transit. -- last night crisp single in the 9th scoring smith for a 4 before 3 win. series -- are you feeling post-season pride? e-mail us your fan photos like this one to ureport. we'll be showing photos on air through the playoffs.
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good news for the economy. number of people filing for new unemployment claims has
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fallen to lowest level in 4 thank you years. 339,000 people applied for un-- 4 1/2 years. 2339,000 people applied the least since 2008. experts say the numbers suggest higher something strong enough to lower unemployment rate. foreclosure filings hit five year low report released this morning shows foreclosures are down nationwide an average of almost 7% over last month and down 13% from a year ago. the report shows foreclosure properties are selling at higher prices 12% more on average. searchers in miami expect the death toll to climb to four after massive parking collapse at a miami college a third person died hours after rescuers pulled him from the concrete. authorities expect to find a fourth body of a worker who has been missing since yesterday's collapse. the ceo of the company said there was no warning that
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anything was wrong. new information on what caused tragic death of newborn giant panda at national zoo in washington. the cub was born last month to a lot of fanfare and joy but it died six days later. a necropsy blames a liver problem. the panda's lungs were under developed and didn't provide enough oxygen to the liver. you can see the mother mei xiang is slowly returning to normal behavior. ucsf releasing video commemorating national coming out day. part of the it gets better campaign. the goal is for lesbian, gay, buy sexual and transgender people and their supporters to celebrate coming out -- the video will debut at a noon event. meteorologist lisa argen is next. most of the moisture is well south bay area in the 50s
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and all the grey still another system to talk about more sprinkles before we are out of the woods and see a warmer and sunnier weekend. new link between the sweet stuff and the nobel prize. diamonds are a girl's
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chinese author mo yan is
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winner of this year's nobel prize in literature. he says he was overjoyed and scared when organizers contacted him this morning to say he had won the award. the royal swedish academy of sciences is praising realism of his saying it merges folk tales history and contemporary. he's one of the most translated chinese novelists into english. the award is worth 1.2 million dollars. researchers say how much chocolate a nation eats seems linked to the number of nobel prize winners. flavanols can help slow down or reversible-related mental decline.ufr study found switzerland eats the most chocolate and has the most nobel winners. u.s. in the middle of the pack. i say we eat more chocolate. >> they are talking about good
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chocolate i lived on candy bars in college and i still got a c in physics. clouds out there, no more showers out of here? >> no we still have a chance for that the next 48 hours or so, of course creating area of low pressure heads south away from the bay. mount tam now clouds, pretty picture 6:37 sunset and with that maybe a few sprinkles most of the moisture favoring south of san francisco, here's a look at all the layered clouds, mainly low clouds and mid level clouds, live doppler 7 hd very active the past couple of days. right now we are looking at all the cloud cover across the bay area, activity to the east of us if the central valley. thunderstorms all morning from las vegas south here we are los angeles, bakersfield, oceanside, san diego you can get the sense of the area of low pressure spinning moisture in a counterclockwise fashion
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this is pulling the moisture up as far north as parts of san luis obispo right now cool 57 in oakland, watsonville around salinas, some sunshine today, mainly in the north bay, still slight chance of a shower clouds, sun mix through tomorrow, saturday we are looking at not only sunnier but warmer offshore flow by the middle of next week very warm temperatures. here's a look tonight 51 half moon bay, 53 oakland, 50 livermore overnight temperatures headed to the coliseum starting out in the upper 50s with that cloud cover, maybe a sprinkle for the most part you should be dry and temperatures will be falling through the 50s. another look at that system, two to talk about. this continues to sink south and east of us. the wrap around moisture bringing out thunderstorms to donner pass today, then next
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system here that will move into the bay area tomorrow. tomorrow morning plenty of moisture, could see wet pavement, isolated shower. saturday we are talking lots of sunshine and nothing but high pressure in our forecast. temperatures today with some sunshine favoring north bay into the mid 60s much cooler afternoon, west wind 23 now by the delta, breezy here, 68 concord, sunshine in the next hour or two. 62 in the city with upper 50s at our coast. salinas 62, plenty of cloud cover, maybe a shower from gilroy to hollister. cloud cover today, decreasing throughout the north bay, looking at still a slight chance of showers. this one will be mainly in the north bay, then we clear out, i'm going to take that rain out saturday, mild to warm to even hot through next week. not too late to win $49,000 from abc7.
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these people want the chance: that i all ended through our facebook page the winner will be announced after the 49ers game here on abc7, october 18th. you can enter too go to then click the win $49,000 button that will take to you the online form where you can enter your details that. is just around the corner. our little mini heatwave is around the corner too but still maybe a little damp out there there's no place like home for "good morning america" anchor robin roberts who resting in her own bed this morning. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ amen >> robin doing her celebration dance as she left the hospital yesterday after a month. she recovering from a bone marrow transplant. her road to recover is far from over. she says she will be resting away from gma until doctors
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give her the all-clear. new study shows interesting facts about how much you like your job. apparently, not very much. 7 in 10 fulltime employees admit they are looking for another job while working in their current one. if you break it down by age, 60 % of baby boomers are actively searching for a new position compared to 79% of millennials, people born in the 80s and 90s, baby boomers more stable staying at a job for 11 years on average. millen yen -- millennials stick around for three years. there are people dancing around me if i'm a little distracted that's what that is about. would you like to explain? >> i'm so excited seeing the giants have gotten on the board first, one run. that is the first run of the game. >> many more to come, relax,
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take a breath. still ahead, scientists may have found the largest diamond ever. trouble trying to get now you have my attention. details on the
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it is now 2-0 giants in the 5th. coming up at on katie what makes us happy. >> two runs in the fifth.
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>> katie examines what makes us happy. then at 4:00, improving school test scores. california kids reach important milestone for the first time. on abc7 news at 5, the disease that was one time a primary concern of elderly now striking more and more people in middle age. those stories and more at 4 and 5. >> who going to be the first singing artist in space? it is going to be broadway star sarah brightman expected to blast off sometime in 20 five teen aboard a russian soyuz rocket. she said itill help promote women's education in the sciences. how much does it cost? sources tell abc news the price tag for her trip is at least 50 million dollars. planet bling could be the newest planet in our solar system. scientists at yale have discovered what they are calling a diamond planet, twice the size of earth and 40
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light-years away. we have to figure out how to get there and quick. according to the findings the surface of the planet is likely covered in graphite and diamonds, rather than water and granite. we have to have our top people working on this. >> how do you sit that on your finger? by the way if you want -- okay have a great day, happy you're here.
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ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll.

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